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Paul Millus Quoted in New York Post, “The Wackiest Excuses People Use to Get out of Jury Duty”

Jan 4, 2015Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Media Source: New York Post


The New York Post quoted Paul Millus in an article titled “The Wackiest Excuses People Use to Get out of Jury Duty.” The article, published January 4th, discusses the craziest excuses given by people to get out of jury duty.

The article stated: 'People will try say anything to get out of jury duty, said lawyer Paul Millus.

It could be a vacation with a nonrefundable ticket, a teacher with papers to grade, a language barrier or a hearing problem.

But there’s one trick that usually works no matter what.

“The sophisticated jury escape artists know that if they say they cannot be fair, that is it,” Millus said. “If they stick to their guns, either both lawyers have to concede or one of them will move to dismiss.”

One prospective juror stated an especially jarring bias against the plaintiff.

“The juror said he could not be fair because he did not like black people so much,” Millus recalled. “The judge looked like he wanted his head and practically threw him out of the courtroom, telling him, ‘You make me sick.”

The full article can be read at the New York Post